I Am
I Am (2011)

I AM, a prismatic and probing exploration of our world, what's wrong with it, and what we can do to make it better, represents Tom Shadyac's first foray into non-fiction following a career as one of Hollywood's leading comedy… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: November 30, 2010
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Critic Score: 37% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Ronnie Scheib
Variety

Whatever leaps of logic yawn in the film's poorly cobbled-together arguments are papered over by its wash of button-pushing images, from regimented soldiers and deadly explosions to flocks of wild geese and sunbeams breaking through the clouds.

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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

An open heart can be a recipe for ridicule, particularly in a culture where consumption is mistaken for a moral imperative.

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Jay Antani
Cinema Writer

a well-meaning metaphysical inquiry that hits all the right sentiments but manages precious little substance

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

What "I Am" is wanting is a sense that it actually wrestles with anything, that it can stand up to a contrary point of view that the film's 76 minutes are so utterly lacking.

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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer

Happily, the frisky Shadyac does not sermonize. He is a puckish Sherpa to the frontiers of science and faith.

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Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

Unfortunately, while Shadyac the person may have gone through a life-altering transformation, Shadyac the director hasn't improved much.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

I Am is looking for a little bit of hope in this world. Happily, it finds some. A great deal actually.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

I'm not an ideal viewer for a documentary like "I Am," which involves the ingestion of Woo Woo in industrial bulk. When I see a man whose mind is being read by yogurt, I expect to find that man in a comedy starring, oh, someone like Jim Carrey.

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Mike Scott
Times-Picayune

It's admirably optimistic -- and it's hard to argue with free hugs -- but the world is a whole lot more complex than Shadyac seems to realize.

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Famed comedic director Tom Shadyac's entry in to documentary filmmaking is an interesting one. With I Am, his scope is big-- a dissection of the… More

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